Curly Hair Routine

As an avid beauty junkie and beauty experimenter, the number one beauty topic I research is anything to do with curly hair. As a curly-haired girl, I have heard it all – “I love your hair”, “I wish I had your hair”, “Is that your natural hair?” Well, I am here to tell you that yes, this is my natural hair (thank you Daddy!) and no, you wouldn’t love it if you had it.

As long as I can remember, I have repeatedly heard the old saying, “you always want what you don’t have”. I definitely learned that the hard way!

For a long time, I tried to change my hair into something that it simply wasn’t. I was in a vicious cycle of constantly over-dying and over-frying my hair. To add to that cycle, I would try all hair treatments and vitamins so my hair would grow faster to get rid of all the damage I had done (I went as far as to put Monistat on my head – a technique I read online. And suffice to say, it did not work). I received numerous lectures over the years about the damage I was doing to my hair. Although my treatments and experiments were comical to some, they were not funny to my hair. At one point my hairdresser finally asked me, “Do you even want hair?”

Finally, one day, I just stopped. I stopped dying, I stopped straightening and I embraced my natural hair. It wasn’t perfect at first but fast forward to present day and I can finally see that my hair is growing and looking SO much healthier! I still have some damaged ends from the days of over-dying and over-frying, but my patience prevailed!

So for all those curly-haired girls out there like myself, here is my daily routine that has been working for me:

Y. Beauty’s Curly Hair Routine

#1 While in the shower, I condition my hair and use the conditioner as a detangler.

Note: I wash my hair once every two weeks, some may think that’s gross but curly-haired girls know – the dirtier, the better! I do condition my hair everyday.

#2 I do not use a towel to dry my hair because that just equals frizz! Instead, I try to ring out as much water as possible. I then loosely twist my hair up into a claw while I moisturize my body.

#3 I then use a wide-tooth comb to detangle my hair. Brushes are the enemy to curly hair!

Note: you should never use a brush on wet hair no matter your hair type, as that just causes breakage.

#4 I use about two pumps of a coconut hair gel I flip my head over and scrunch the gel into my hair gently.

#5 Once I flip my head over, I try not to touch my hair too much but I do ensure the curly pieces around my crown and my part are laying the way I want so they dry nicely.

#6 I then just let my hair air-dry. A few hours later when I feel like my hair is pretty much dry (it takes awhile), I will flip my head over and scrunch up my hair gently so that I have a bit more volume. Curls are meant to be wild and messy but definitely not flat!

And that’s pretty much it! At night, I will rub some castor oil on my roots and give myself a little scalp massage. Castor oil can be used as a home remedy for hair growth. It also has so many other properties including anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal so it helps with product build-up. Once that is done, I throw my hair up into a loose topknot with a scrunchie!

If you have any other questions, requests or tips yourself, please let me know!

That’s Y!

UPDATE

I have had some requests for more information with respect to my curly hair routine, so for those curly-haired, inquiring minds, this is for YOU:

1. The hair gel that I use on a daily basis is the Coconut Creme Curling Jelly Styling Gel by Renpure. You can get it here on Amazon for about $30:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JJQ6WGW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RCYTxb565Z3JZ

(*Note: I got mine at Winners for around $10!)

2. The comb that I use on a daily basis is an old Goody brand wide-toothed comb that I bought in my teens. I did some research and I found one similar to mine on Amazon for around $7:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002T5GJQS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_aGYTxb1Z5G5Y1

Hopefully this extra info helps in your quest for flawless curls! Just remember that it takes time and it may not be perfect at first. Patience is a virtue with curly hair and it is well worth it. I believe curly hair works the same way as karma (mainly because it had a mind of its own) your good to your hair, your hair will be good to you.

If you have any other questions, requests or tips yourself, please let me know!

That’s Y!

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6 Comments

    1. Hey! I suggest you make sure that you only apply very little, if any, product at the root as this will weigh it down. As I don’t like to use heat styling, I tend to let my hair dry about 70% and then I will flip my head over and just scrunch it up to get more volume at the roots. This is primarily for my daily routine. If I have an event and I want my hair to be big, then I will bite the bullet and diffuse my hair but only when my hair is again, 70% dry. I don’t like my curls when they are diffused. o have used some powders to help keep the volume, this one works great and is cheap: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/gt-2b-powderful-volumizing-powder/6000016945008?cmpid=sem_pla_google_en_none_6000016945008_10005600019530533460001953117366000195330366_2335&cmpid=sem_pla_google_en_none_868545289_42246413485_None_%2010002_None&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9PTjsrWi1gIVW7jACh3B7A-DEAQYAiABEgItYvD_BwE

      Let me know if you have any more questions!

      Yasmin

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